Defense Verdict in Fall on Snow Case

In a matter tried before Justice Mark Partnow in Supreme Court, Kings County, Mary L. Maloney obtained a unanimous defense verdict on behalf of the abutting landowner where plaintiff claimed that she was stepping from a City bus and fell on a mound of snow still on the sidewalk several days after the last snowfall. Plaintiff claimed that the defendant was statutorily liable for its alleged failure to remove all snow and ice on the sidewalk. Plaintiff and her cousin testified to the condition, as did the Police Department and EMS worker who responded to the scene. Plaintiff sustained a bimalleolar fracture to the right ankle, Weber C-type right fibular fracture with displaced malleolus fracture of the right ankle, and torn ligaments.